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Assign the file name and path to a variable from a file open window

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Jason Burke
Jason Burke on 8 Apr 2021
Answered: Jason Burke on 8 Apr 2021
In my code, I open a csv file and then parse the data with importdata. I am trying to find a way to not have to hard code the file name and path of the csv and instead use a dialog box to select the file. I have tried to use uiopen but that will not return the full filename to a var.
Right now I have:
fname = 'C:\path\file.csv';
delim = ',';
indata = importdata(fname, delim);
I'd like to make it easier by assigning fname to a file selected via a file open window. Something like:
fname = opendiag('*.csv');
Where after selecting the file it's full name and path gets assigned to the var which can then be used with importdata.

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Jason Burke
Jason Burke on 8 Apr 2021
I found uigetfile.
[file, path] = uigetfile('*.csv');
fname = fullfile(path,file);

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